JTIE, 2017 (vol. 9), 1

THE APPLICATION OF TABLETS FROM PRIMARY TEACHERS PERSPECTIVE

Lenka BENEDIKTOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):5-14 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.025

Lessons which are supported by modern technologies is a topic very much discussed these days. Mainly in recent years mobile devices desire to have their place in lessons, especially tablets. Presented research study deals with teacher's opinions on involving these devices in lessons. After finisihing the research, a questionnaire for primary school teachers with different approbations was set up. Individual parts of the questionnaire mainly dealt with whether the respondent even uses tablets in his or hers lessons, alternatively how often etc. The results tell us, that on one hand we can see teachers who are trying to use touch devices in lessons because...

STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND THEIR VIEW ON THE USE OF ELECTRONIC STUDY MATERIALS

Miroslav CHRÁSKA

JTIE 2017, 9(1):15-29 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.024

The article presents the results of a comparative research study performed at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc, which involved first grade students. The research was aimed at various types of information resources the students use during their study including their opinion about electronic study materials. We used a cluster analysis to investigate typical groups of students in the research sample according to their use of and approach to electronic study materials. A total of three groups of students were identified that have completely different approaches to using information resources. The article was a part of an project IGA_PdF_2015_...

THEORIES, STYLES AND STRATEGIES OF LEARNING IN E-LEARNING

Milan KLEMENT

JTIE 2017, 9(1):30-42 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.014

Information and communication technologies currently provide many incentives for the development of the educational process not only at the application, but also at the theoretical level. The very process of integrating these technologies into teaching, sometimes called simply the electronic learning (e-learning), however, was no one-off and had stemmed from several different theories of learning, determining the different levels and methods of use. The submitted article presents connections between the particular theories of learning and the possibilities of support from information and communication technologies, with particular focus on the issues...

TWO METHODS OF EVALUATION OF ADAPTIVE STUDY MATERIALS

Kateřina KOSTOLÁNYOVÁ, Jana ŠARMANOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):43-60 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.009

In this paper, adaptive e-learning means individualized e-learning instruction which automatically adapts the study material to every student’s personal characteristics, i.e. their learning styles. In order for this form of instruction to be successful, highly structuralized and adaptable study materials are essential. As far as the author is concerned, it is a new and demanding way of creating study materials. Therefore, feedback about their quality is of paramount importance. The goal of the paper is to introduce two new methods of automatic evaluation. At the conclusion of instruction, the log about students’ behavior in the online mode...

DISTANCE LEARNING OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Rostislav FOJTÍK

JTIE 2017, 9(1):61-70 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.019

The aim of this paper is to show the main differences between distance and full-time teaching computer science at the university. One of the options to compare quality full-time and distance study is to compare the level of success completion of the courses. For comparison were used rate statistics in selected courses for Bachelor’s and Master’s studies of Computer Science, and in several academic years of full-time and distance study. The author shows the basic problems and possible solutions for addressing them. Like other research method was to use a questionnaire, which is determined by the use of electronic materials online.

THE POTENTIAL AND LIMITS OF E-LEARNING IN CONTINUING EDUCATION OF TEACHERS

Iveta BEDNAŘÍKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):71-87 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.018

The paper deals with specific advantages, possibilities, and limitations caused by the implementation of e-learning into the lifelong programs and courses for teachers at the university. It presents experience from the supplementary pedagogical study program focused on the preparation of teachers for secondary education. The paper also deals with the problems that accompany e-learning, especially in terms of quality of the study support and attitude to the students. It emphasizes the specifics of the target group of adult learners - teachers who are already working in schools, and those, who are getting ready for their teaching career by attending...

ANALYSIS OF THE STUDENT LEARNING PROCESS IN LMS MOODLE

Milan PASTYŘÍK, Ingrid NAGYOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):88-98 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.020

The article describes the results of the data analysis recorded through the log reports in Moodle courses, a course specifically for the Educational Technology. The analysis compares data recorded in 2012 and 2013, separately for a group of full-time students and combined study. The paper shows the possibility of monitoring the students’ activities in an e-learning course, from the viewpoint of the number of activities with respect to time and place of the action. The results of analysis point out the work styles of students in e-learning environment, the impacts of which there may have changes made in education. The analysis can simultaneously...

E-LEARNING TOOLS AND ICT USAGE OF OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS

Mehmet FIRAT

JTIE 2017, 9(1):99-108 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.028

The main purpose of this study was to determine the use of e-learning tools and ICTs by open and distance education students. Over than eighty thousand students from 40 different programs in the school year of 2013-2014 at Anadolu University participated to the study. A questionnaire form was developed and used as data collecting tool. According to the results of the research, open and distance students own at least one of the tools out of computer, Smart-Phone and Tablets. Almost all of the students have a Smart-Phone and internet access. It was determined that the majority of students use e-learning tools provided by the University, no matter which...

ALGORITMIC AND APPLICATION COMPUTER SKILLS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATES

Hana HAVELKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):109-121 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.017

The paper is concerned on problem of detecting and comparing output informatics skills of secondary school graduates in the context of inconsistent school educational programs; it mentions the necessity of establishing unified output skills, lists some of testing tools used in schools. The author introduces the Hungarian didactic test which was used for testing current algorithmic and application computer skills of freshmen of tertiary IT studies. The appropriateness of using this test in Czech Republic in order to find out the current status quo is considered.  The author discusses this informatics test, analyses some particular tasks, and reveals...

COMPARISON OF E-LEARNING WITH STANDARD ATTENDANCE TEACHING AT TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Lenka HRUŠKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):122-133 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.027

The study examines the successfulness of e-learning in university education compared to standard full-time classes. The objective of the article is to contribute to the current discussion on the significance and evaluation of digital technologies in the university students studies. Through an empirical research it seeks the answer to the question whether it is more appropriate to use e-learning or standard full-time classes for students of a bachelor’s degree programme in the teaching of specialized subjects in a foreign language, whether e-learning is equally successful for males and females in the teaching of specialized subjects in a foreign...

EFFECTS OF THE USE OF INTERACTIVE TEXTBOOKS ON EDUCATION

Petr SIMBARTL

JTIE 2017, 9(1):134-140 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.030

Digital books are used more often nowadays. As these textbooks are able to better mediate some information, it may be assumed that children improve their study results. Based on the pedagogical experiment, the goal is to verify this idea. The pedagogical experiment was carried on two primary schools. The first of the schools joined with one experimental class (where an interactive textbook was used) and two control classes (where the usual paper textbooks were used). The positive effect was proved only partially. Having examined all samples from both of the schools (134 tests in total) and considering influencing factors, the main hypothesis has not...

INCENTIVES LEADING TO EDUCATION OF MANAGERS IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION- COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Vladimír BOLEK

JTIE 2017, 9(1):141-155 | 10.5507/jtie.2016.029

Managers, who want to prosper, must not only support ICT development, but also learn to actively use the ICT. Continuing education is a significant means of developing managers’ abilities. The managers acquire knowledge and skills not only by graduate and postgraduate education, but by various forms of lifelong learning as well. Managers of ICT education led a number of incentives. The most important are interested in personal growth, the possibility of a better application, a career. For these initiatives have a significant impact several factors: gender, age, education, job position.

DIGITAL GAMES IN EDUCATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF TEACHERS

Karel PICKA

JTIE 2017, 9(1):156-174 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.003

The research aims to describe how teachers perceive the involvement of digital games in the classroom and whether and how it is used in their teaching. The work is inspired by other studies from abroad, which describe teachers' approach to engaging digital games in the educational process. Especially in the USA, Great Britain or Sweden and Singapore. Data were collected using a questionnaire, which was attended by 586 respondents from across the country. The survey found especially how often, how and with what difficulties the teachers use digital games in their practice or why they not use this method.

RESEARCH OF DIGITAL LITERACY OF POPULATION IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Mojmír KOKLES, Anita ROMANOVÁ, Michal ZELINA, Anna HAMRANOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):175-188 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.002

The aim of the article is to analyse available publications, as well as official documents of European Commission dealing with the term digital literacy, to define digital abyss and factors which affect it. The article further focuses on investigation of digital literacy in SR, as well as on determining the effect of selected factors. There were used general methods of scientific research, questionnaire, survey of digital literacy in Slovakia, statistical evaluation and verification of statistical significance. The findings of the research confirmed that the expected factors, which are predominantly age and education, affect the creation of digital...

PROGRAMMING EDUCATIONAL MOBILE APPLICATIONS IN APP INVENTOR AND ANDROID STUDIO

Patrik VOŠTINÁR

JTIE 2017, 9(1):189-204 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.015

Currently, mobile devices are very popular among people of all ages. After tablets appeared on the market, mobile devices started to be widely used in firms, schools as well as in free time. Nowadays, mobile application stores offer a lot of applications. In these stores we can find also applications aimed to be used as supplements during educational process. Although, there is not enough of these applications. In this article, we focus on the creating new mobile applications which can be used in mathematical teaching. Two of these applications were created in Android Studio, three of them were created in App Inventor. This environment offers creating...

OPPORTUNITIES OF MEDIA EDUCATION IN QUALIFICATION TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS

Veronica YARNYKH

JTIE 2017, 9(1):205-212 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.013

The modern information society and global cooperation in the world are set new requirements for the role and competence of the educators at any level. One of the main focuses is developing of media competence. The conditions of existence in modern society are the life in the media space. The use of media in the system of educators' training allows creating media competence of educator at any level of education efficiently and effectively. The aim of the manuscript is to determine the possibilities of media education in a non-core area as an upgrade of the qualifications of teachers of any level.

USE OF WI-FI NETWORKS AMONG PRIMARY AND LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Václav ŠIMANDL, Patrik KLOFÁČ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):213-222 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.017

The article looks at the ways lower secondary and primary school pupils and teachers in the Vysočina Region make use of Wi-Fi networks. Attention has been devoted to technical aspects of their implementation as well as to the various benefits and the possible complications that a chosen solution has brought. Our research has covered a wide range of schools that use Wi-Fi networks and make them accessible only for teachers or for teachers and pupils as well as schools that are not in possession of Wi-Fi networks. In-depth, semi-structured interviews have been carried out with school headmasters and network managers. The results show that most of the...

THE SURVEY OF THE LEVEL OF INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS USE IN INQUIRY BASED LEARNING IN BIOLOGY AT BASIC SCHOOLS

Renata RYPLOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):223-232 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.018

This contribution brings the results of the survey focused on the frequency and way of use of interactive whiteboards in inquiry based science education among the science teachers at Czech basic schools. These results indicate, that interactive whiteboards are used in inquiry based science education quite seldom and it’s potential for individual steps of inquiry approach is not yet entirely used. The mentioned problems in use of interactive whiteboards in inquiry based science education at Czech basic schools are analysed.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE ON USING ICT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Xiaojun WANG

JTIE 2017, 9(1):233-235 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.019

BARRIERS IN EDUCATION OF MANAGERS IN INFORMATION-COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Vladimír BOLEK, Andrea KUBIŇANOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):236-249 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.020

Lifelong learning  has been improving and playing  an important role in the education process for recent years. To meet the changing requirements of employers for current and potential employees is one of the goals. Claims on employees’ knowledge and skills in the area of information and communication technologies are under continuously increasing demands. This situation asks them to increase the level of information literacy. The most effective way is lifelong education. However this education can be limited by some barriers. This article is concentrated on research’s result about Identified barriers in education of managers in information...

AVAILABILITY OF ICT TOOLS IN EDUCATION: MYTH OR REALITY?

Milan KLEMENT

JTIE 2017, 9(1):250-261 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.023

The constant evolution of digital technologies, including its implementation in education, places new demands on teachers who have to be prepared to work with modern ICT tools. That is why new demands are placed on the teacher in this modern teaching paradigm. However, the question is whether schools or teachers are able to use ICT tools in teaching, as the availability of the later are also a prerequisite for their use in the process of education. The main objective of this research is to describe the current state of the use of ICT tools in the education process at Czech schools, using the methods of educational research. The paper summarizes selected...

DIDACTICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE CONTEXT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Tomasz WARZOCHA

JTIE 2017, 9(1):262-268 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.022

This article contains information on the use of information technology in the teaching process at the higher education level. Tools that assist the process of acquiring, processing, storing, and transferring information play a very important role in the educational process. The academic teacher, in order to meet the demands of the generation of young students who are fluent in the information technology used in everyday life, should constantly improve their knowledge and skills in lifelong learning. The teacher's practice should be supplemented with new technological tools to support the process of transferring information to students. The ability...

SELECTED POSSIBILIES OF REALIZING EDUCATION OF OBJECT – ORIENTED PROGRAMMING WITHIN SECONDARY EDUCATION

Hana BUČKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):269-271 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.025

The review of the publication written by Jan Lavrinčík „Selected Possibilies of Realizing Education of Object – Oriented programming within Secondary Education“, Olomouc, Palacký University, 2016, 222 p., ISBN 978-80-244-4977-5. The monograph deals with the impulses of current pedagogical practice using mainly the theory of constructivist conception of the education which is focused on object-oriented programming. This is a valuable work worth mentioning.

IMPORTANCE OF FEATURES OF DIDACTIC SOFTWARE IN THE OPINION OF TEACHERS

Waldemar LIB

JTIE 2017, 9(1):272-285 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.027

Multimedia didactic software is increasingly being used in the teaching process at all education levels. It seems that to be effective it must meet criteria that can guarantee their didactic effectiveness. Among the criteria, author counted six areas: substantive correctness, ergonomics, stimulation of interest, the possibility of smooth running of the didactic process, self-learning with the use of didactic programs and possibility of simulations of phenomena and processes. The article contains information about the results of pilot studies aimed at determining which of the above characteristics are the most important opinion of teachers of vocational...

SEXTING BY STUDENTS AT PALACKÝ UNIVERSITY

René SZOTKOWSKI, Iveta KOMÁRKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(1):286-296 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.028

Sexting is a risky phenomenon that becomes a popular part of electronic communication among young people. This phenomenon did not avoid university students who consensually send and share their own intimate material. The paper describes the results of a research which focuses on the occurrence of sexting activities in a sample of students of Palacký University in Olomouc. Quantitative research was conducted by a questionnaire survey which also aimed to find out the views of selected students on this risky behavior and why are they sexting. A total of 421 students participated in the research. They filled in an electronic form of a questionnaire survey....

THE LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ICT COMPETENCES SYNTHESIS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN SICHUAN PROVINCE (CHINA)

Qianjun TANG, Jitka LAITOCHOVÁ, David NOCAR, Tomáš ZDRÁHAL

JTIE 2017, 9(1):297-306 | 10.5507/jtie.2017.029

In the spring of 2017 the survey was conducted on 119 mathematic teachers from 12 elementary schools located in Leshan, Chendu, and Meishan all in Sichuan province in China. The authors wanted to know about the teachers’ ICT skills and the use of ICT during their instruction. Based on the data analysis the authors resulted as follows: Teachers have recognized the strong impact force of ICT in education; Teachers have many good ideals in their instruction but can’t implement them for lacking some necessary advanced ICT skills; Coming to the proper application ICT, namely, the aspect of the depth fusion of education and ICT they think it...